reading and small children – why imagination matters

But the Lord’s faithful love is from forever ago to forever from now for those who honor him. And God’s righteousness reaches to the grandchildren... - Psalm 103:17 Monday morning, for part-two of Rebekah's "Mother's Day with Naomi" treat, the children stayed home with me while the moms enjoyed some recreational shopping in Wake Forest. My …

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an invitation to live in the moment… THIS moment

his is one of those "tie-up-the-loose-ends" weeks, loaded with details that tend to get in the way of more substantive projects that (I believe) really need my attention. Things like: I'm scheduled to teach three different classes at Lake Junaluska the second week of July... I need to finalize my "keynote" for the Disciples of …

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a splash of sunshine (teach your children well)…

DAVID! It's time, evidently, for a little shot-in-the-arm from our grandson, David. I honestly don't know how I would survive this huge 1,300 mile gap between us without my versatile iPhone 4. Of course it helps that our awesome daughter, Naomi, is so good about posting pictures, videos etc, and that we also "talk" via …

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Epic Adventure revisited – to teach is to learn

Monday afternoon Rebekah came home in time to enjoy supper – an amazing gumbo that took me most of the afternoon to fine-tune into a work of gumbo art – then she immediately turned around and headed back to the office. I went in with her, along with our highly trained ferocious guard-puppy. I have to …

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The Ripple Effect of Jesus

Galilee Day Two made me realize just how small Israel is. A short drive north and we found ourselves looking into Lebanon and then Syria. Jesus, of course, walked this area, and 85% of his ministry occurred within the radius of a day or two's manageable hike. That is a mind-boggling observation. Especially for those …

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A Teachable Spirit

Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart... (Psalm 86:11) The other day, interviewing a professional musician for a newspaper article, I posed the following question: "If you had the opportunity to take a sabbatical (at full pay), and to spend one year back in school, …

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